Saturday, January 21, 2023



I didn’t have peace when my first child, Christopher, was born because I was concerned about everything. I cried out to God concerning this. He immediately reminded me that Christopher was a gift to us from Him and that He cared even more about our son than we did. I was reminded of the biblical instruction to cast “all your care upon Him” (1 Peter 5:7), and so I did.

From that point on, whenever I had fear about anything, I immediately took it as a sign to pray until I felt peace. If I didn’t have peace right away, then I prayed about it with one or more prayer partners until I did. Daily I released my son to God and asked Him to be in charge of his life. This took the pressure off me and parenting became much more enjoyable.

I had to release my son into God’s hands the time he left for college. God brought to life the words, “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you” (Isaiah 55:12).

He gave me the knowledge and assurance that after the initial pain of releasing our children there comes joy and peace, both for them and us.

no matter what stage of life our children are in, when we release them to God they are in good hands.

We don’t want to limit what God can do in our children by clutching them to ourselves and trying to parent them alone.

the only way to be sure that God is in control is to surrender our hold and allow Him full access to their lives.

When we release our children into the Father’s hands and acknowledge that He is in control of their lives and ours, both we and our children will have greater peace.

No matter what age our children are, releasing them into God’s hands is a sign of our faith and trust in Him and is the first step toward making a difference in their lives. Prayer for our children begins there.

Matthew 7:11
Psalm 103:17-18
Isaiah 65:23
Psalm 127:3
1 John 3:22

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